Rhetoric, Propaganda, & Fallacies Flipbook: Mini-Lessons to Analyze Speeches

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Want to help your students critically analyze and evaluate speeches and/or commercials? Ready to teach what makes a speech “sound good”, or why some arguments flop?

This dense flipbook of nine mini-lessons will elicit stronger analytical skills from your writers to get visible growth, AND they get a keepsake reference tool that they can keep forever!

You can use this booklet…
• In a non-fiction reading unit, such as evaluating the quality of an argument
• In a writing unit, before or during the drafting phase of a speech
• In a public speaking, debate, or media unit, whether the students are giving or watching/listening to speeches
• In an AP Language class, OR in lower-level classes analyzing media & speeches

You also have many options for teaching this booklet! Use it…
• As a gift for students to use independently
• As a structured set of 9 mini-lessons that you can teach in 9 days or fewer
• As a differentiation tool, only doing direct instruction on the flaps that are needed

Over 50 terms are taught across nine tabs: the basics, parallelism & repetition, antithesis & chiasmus, hypophora & cadence, allusion & imagery, extended metaphors, propaganda, fallacies, and review. (See the preview for a full list of terms!)

Each tab includes:
Basic Facts: Definitions and purpose (the “why”), great for students who are new to the topic OR need review
Examples: Direct quotes or paraphrased examples from current and historical speeches, as well as modern-day commercials
Next: A grey box will scaffold students to an action step, usually writing something in the blank flap above that can be copied into a draft later. (This is a great formative assessment checkpoint, like an informal exit ticket built into each flap!)

Assembly is quick and easy – you only need scissors, a stapler, and three minutes! The booklet given to you in BOTH a print-and-go PDF, as well as an EDITABLE version that you can modify if needed!

COMING SOON: This flipbook is one piece of my upcoming RHETORIC UNIT, and will be included in that bundle once it’s live! Check back soon for more details. :)

You may also like…

My other argument writing tools and/or flipbooks:
Argumentative Writing Bundle
Speaking Activity: Dramatic Readings (of Speeches, Poems, etc.)
Intro to Debate Unit
Intro to Analysis: Booklets & Quiz
Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing: FREE Lesson

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Rhetoric, Propaganda, & Fallacies Flipbook: Mini-Lessons t
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